Module 5: Finances

Learning Objectives:

  • See how larger economic forces and structures play out in the news media system;
  • Explore what it means for the press in the U.S. to be “commercial” and what the implications of a commercial structure are for good journalism practice;
  • Understand the fundamental tension between profit-making and public service in journalism;
  • Consider ways in which the Internet is changing and challenging journalism’s traditional economic model.
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